Starboard home …

This is the last post on the subject of our Christmas voyage along the Norwegian coast. The images are just a random collection from the journey south – it was a very memorable holiday and one that I have great ambitions to repeat. The only downside was the last few days heading south were an almost inevitable anti-climax – not only was the holiday coming to an end but we were heading back into the light and rain.  Another time, on a winter voyage, we would attempt to start and finish from further north, perhaps Tromsø. That apart I can think of no more exciting place to be at Christmas. The King Cresote track at the end of this post, Starboard Home, would have been the perfect soundtrack to the entire voyage – it all seems so long ago:

Finnmarken at Tromso ...
Ice Magic
Channel marker ...
Tromso ...
Moon rising ...
Rorvik ...
Rockheim ...
(click on the images to enlarge)


  1. Trini Lind · January 30, 2015

    Oh, those photos make me homesick! 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · January 30, 2015

      Me too and I am not even Norwegian 🙂 We will be going back!

      • Trini Lind · January 31, 2015

        🙂 Yes! 🙂 I am planning to go back in early spring 🙂 Yaay! ❤

  2. easyweimaraner · January 30, 2015

    I’m sure it was an adventure you will allways remember. I had no clue how beautiful this country can be even with all that snow. My mother did such a tour a view years ago and she said it was the best idea ever.

    • northumbrianlight · January 30, 2015

      You are right, it will live long in the memory. Always listen to mothers, they are usually right 🙂

  3. LaVagabonde · January 30, 2015

    Rain after snow is always a downer. That first photo is incredibly clear. I really enjoyed your account and photos over the last few weeks. 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · January 30, 2015

      Many thanks Julie – I nearly didn’t bother with that first photo but then thought it have some merit. Needless to say there are loads still ‘in the can’ – I realised the other day that the combined exposure count on my two cameras is something in the region of 4000 for the year (I won’t estimate the percentage of worthwhile shots 🙂 ) – imagine the cost of doing that on film!

  4. M-R · January 30, 2015

    Even though I couldn’t bring up the video, Robin, I can say without fear of exaggeration that your Norwegian trip has been absolutely wonderful !
    I can only congratulate you in a kind of helpless incomprehension of how a person knows all the right shots – the framings, the timings … everything.
    Goodonyermate !

    • northumbrianlight · January 30, 2015

      Many thanks for the very generous comment – the secret of my success is largely revealed in the reply to Julie above. Hit the exposure button enough times and you are bound to get lucky at some point 🙂

      • M-R · January 30, 2015

        Total bullshit, of course. [grin] No matter; I can live with your determined modesty.

  5. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design · January 30, 2015

    Great gallery Robin! Really love those landscapes 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · January 31, 2015

      Many thanks Sarah – funny how those -20c landscapes feel less cold and much healthier than these -2c damp hills of Northumberland. Have a grand weekend.

      • Sarah Longes - Mirador Design · February 1, 2015

        I’m with you Robin! I’d much rather have a proper cold winter with lots of snow and fresh, crisp air than the damp drizzle we’re having to endure at the moment! We had a dusting of snow for about 5 minutes this morning. It’s a bit pathetic! I’m just glad we haven’t had any of the storms and horrific floods that happened a year ago.

  6. Cate Franklyn · January 30, 2015

    You had the best Christmas ever!!!

    • northumbrianlight · January 31, 2015

      You are right Cate, we did! How do we follow that I wonder. Have a great snowy (?) weekend.

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